Questions and Comments

Question / Comment:

Why merge if rates for businesses are already 39% lower than Alectra’s? Businesses create local jobs.

Response:

If a merger is approved, Guelph’s business customers will avoid an estimated 5% rate increase in 2021 and another estimated 5% increase in 2026.

After a merger, the Ontario Energy Board is unlikely to approve rate increases that would cause harm to Guelph Hydro customers. In fact, Alectra’s current service territories operate as separate rate zones to prevent sudden rate changes for customers in their respective communities.

Learn more about the Ontario Energy Board No Harm Test in the Handbook to Electricity Distributor and Transmitter Consolidations

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